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How to Know If You Need a Main Water Line Repair

October 01 / 2021

How to Know If You Need a Main Water Line Repair

It is no secret that water is a necessity of life, but the water lines that deliver water to your property is something most property owners rarely think about. The water line could be damaged, but you might have no idea about it. Fortunately, Rooter Hero Plumbing has you covered with professional inspections and repairs. But we are not just here for profit. We are here to help. So, we have put together this article on how to know if your main water line is damaged. This way, you can make routine, rudimentary inspections of your plumbing and know when to call for a water line repair. Your friends at Rooter Hero Plumbing are always ready to schedule an appointment or arrange an emergency repair.

Water Bills Increasing Unusually High

The water bills are typically higher during the spring and summer than they are in the colder months of the year, and you can expect your water bills to crank up a notch if you have installed some new appliances, a pool, a jacuzzi, or so on. But, if nothing has changed yet your water bill is steadily increasing unusually high, then you may have a leak in your main water line. The first step in repairing that leak is locating it. Rooter Hero Plumbing does offer professional leak detection services.

Low Water Pressure

If your showerheads and faucets are only trickling with low water pressure, then you might have a blockage in the main water line. If the issue is only with one or some of the plumbing fixtures, then the issue is likely an isolated one. However, if all of the faucets and showerheads have low water pressure, then the issue is likely with the main water line. If ignored, a clog in the main water line could leak to a burst water main, potentially flooding your property with thousands of gallons of water. A routine plumbing inspection will help against such disasters.

Discolored or Smelly Water

The pipes that deliver water to your property should be designed to last a very long time, but they are not going to last forever. Over time, the piping material will deteriorate, corrode, and rust. The result can be discolored or smelly water. If you have an older building, then have your pipes inspected once a year or two.

If your water is cloudy or if you are noticing chalky residue on your plumbing fixtures, silverware, and glassware, then you might have a "hard water" issue. The excess minerals in hard water can cause chalky buildup within the pipes and your appliances as well. A water softener can help fend off these threats.

Have a Qualified Plumber Take a Look

If you have noticed any of these symptoms, then waste no time in calling Rooter Hero Plumbing to have a qualified plumber take a look. Our uniformed plumbers are experienced, equipped, and regularly trained to detect, diagnose, and resolve the issue correctly the first time around. Call Rooter Hero Plumbing now to speak with a live representative.